When David Carr signed a couple years ago with the New York Giants to serve as Eli Manning’s backup, he knew there wasn’t much opportunity for advancement.
The first question he asked of 49ers coach Mike Singletary when 10 days ago he took a free-agent trip to meet with club coaches and officials was whether his actions on the field – in practice and in the exhibition season – would matter.
“I want my actions to matter,” Carr said Monday. “For me I got the right answer from him that ‘you can go out and compete and, yeah, we’re going to pay attention to what you do.’ After that, I was good. That’s all I wanted to hear. Now it’s just hard work.”
Carr officially delivered his two-year contract to the 49ers this morning on the day the team began its offseason conditioning program.
In the audio below, Carr begins talking about how he and Manning would look at film of other teams during the season to see which teams were on the rise. He said he was impressed with the talent level on the 49ers.